Councillors to debate school lollipop patrol cuts amid safety fears
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North Somerset Council will fail in its ‘basic duty of care’, if it persists with plans to alter its school crossing patrol service, say two councillors.
In a cost-cutting exercise, the authority is cutting lollipop patrols.
Councillors Donald Davies and Charles Cave fear Wraxall Primary School pupils could be placed at risk if a patrol is axed and no pedestrian crossing introduced.
They believe failing to carry out changes to the road will mean the council is ‘knowingly putting pupils, parents, carers and other residents in harm’s way.”
Cllrs Davies and Cave have therefore called for a lollipop patrol to be funded by North Somerset Council for the 2016-17 academic year while a crossing is put in place.
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Their views will be debated by a scrutiny panel at Weston Town Hall at 4pm today (Wednesday) and the result will be given to the council’s executive to consider.
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